[_] Should kids learn C++ or PHP
Ryan T Nerd
bristol.developer.ryan at gmail.com
Mon Jul 15 10:41:54 BST 2013
Probably. I've worked with kids from 20+ nationalities, ages ranging from 4-16 in a variety of environments, observing the impact of linguistics, culture, parenting, and a whole host of other factors on their ability (and of course noting that a child's abilities are a very variable thing, often changing from day to day based on how much sleep they had, what they had for breakfast and who they're fighting with that week) and it really is a fascinating business. Bloody hard work of course, but fascinating nonetheless. Children aren't mini-adults, one must tailor what you do to each individual's capabilities or you'll lose them in an instant. On 15 July 2013 10:33, Christian Wach <needle at haystack.co.uk> wrote: > > On 15 Jul 2013, at 10:30, Ryan T Nerd <bristol.developer.ryan at gmail.com> > wrote: > > > Christian, I think you might have missed the bit where I pointed out > that I have indeed tried some stuff and found out. I have a pretty good > handle on what kids can and can't handle, having actually worked with the > little buggers ;) > > Okay, fair enough - I must have missed that. Sorry. My experience is > clearly different to yours. > > Cheers, > > Christian > -- > underscore_ list info/archive -> > http://www.under-score.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/underscore > -- Please do not send me spam, nor pass my email address onto recruitment agencies as I have quite enough spam already and am *not looking for a job*[I already have one thanks]. May have some interest in collaboration around Android development.